Digital footprints are accelerated by the fast-changing era of digitalisation.
Secure digital badges mean that security at the digital level must be a top priority for organisations and institutions around the world, and it is equally important for those who issue digital badges. Applications and services that used to be run manually are now automatically delivered via cloud infrastructure or SaaS platforms. This makes them an easier target for hackers and malicious threats and makes digital badges secure.
Why does ensuring the security of digital credentials matters?
According to the 2022 CyberEdge Cyberthreat Defense Report, 85% Percent of organizations experienced a successful cyberattack within the last 12 months while 40% per cent were the victims of six or more attacks – the most ever recorded for this particular survey.
Any digital platform can serve as a launch point for a serious cyberattack, no matter how distant it is from your core technology stack. Using the Hyperstack Credential Cloud, every issuing organization feels confident and secure when giving digital credentials because we adhere to rigorous data integrity processes.
So, what exactly should you look for when it comes to a digital credentialing platform and data security? How can you ensure you’re issuing secure credentials? Here’s a checklist of things to consider:
1. Ensure compliance with data security and privacy requirements.
Credentialing platforms with data security and privacy requirements should regularly scan their codebase for vulnerabilities. Hyperstack complies with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), both of which are designed to give individuals control over their data and limit what companies can do with it. Hyperstack regularly monitors data security and privacy laws, regulations, and best practices around the world to benefit users and customers alike.
Hyperstack’s application-level compliance (instead of just relying on data centre certifications) is crucial to protecting badge earners’ privacy.
2. Conduct regular data integrity checks.
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3. Create a contingency plan.
Sometimes things happen. Contingency plans are necessary for a trustworthy and secure credential platform. Hyperstack has a regular incident response plan that gets reviewed and tested, and we are trained to execute it successfully if need be. Our clients can focus on their core business knowing their digital credentialing platform is secure.
Choosing a digital credentialing platform can be a difficult decision. Consider cyber threat resistance when making your decision. Secure your digital credentials with Hyperstack. We adhere to strict security guidelines and store all credentials on the blockchain to ensure there is little to no risk to the security of your credentials.